SCO’s case against Daimler-Chrysler for license infringement went to trial this morning, but didn’t stay long. The judge quickly dismissed all of SCO’s relevant complaints against Daimler.
At 0959, Mr. Rosenbaum was given another minute to answer SCO’s arguments, and broadly stated, “Your Honor, this is a fishing expedition.” In the original complaint, there was no claim that DC had exported the software or disclosed it to anyone outside the company, that the case is about DC’s breach of section 2.05 of the SA. The language of the 2.05 section has nothing about a certification that DC kept the software confidential, at which point the judge looked rather amused.
At 1000 Judge Chabot issued her orders:
Summary disposition is granted except on the matter of breach of section 2.05, in that DC did not submit their response in a timely manner. All other claims were dismissed and she acknowledged that the contract doesn’t require certifications that are outside the language of the contract… .
Now where did I put my little tiny violin?